ARCHIVED - Telecom Procedural Letter Addressed to Ray Kindiak (DiversityCanada Foundation)

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Ottawa, 18 September 2015

File no.:  8662-D53-201510371

By E-mail

Mr. Ray Kindiak
Legal Counsel
DiversityCanada Foundation

Re: DiversityCanada Foundation and the National Pensioners Federation – Application to review and vary Telecom Order CRTC 2015-240 – Procedural Request

Dear Mr. Kindiak:

The purpose of Commission staff in sending this letter is to respond to the procedural request made by the DiversityCanada Foundation and the National Pensioners Federation (DiversityCanada/NPF) in the above-noted application.

On 9 September, DiversityCanada/NPF requested that it be allowed to amend its application by filing additional argument. DiversityCanada/NPF submitted that considerations of public interest and fairness weighed in favour of allowing the request and that no party would be prejudiced as a result.

In response, TELUS Communications Company (TCC) argued, in a letter dated 11 September 2015, that the request should not be allowed.  TCC submitted that DiversityCanada/NPF had had 90 days from the date of the Commission Order in question to file its application and that allowing the proposed amendment would not be just and equitable.

In the view of Commission staff, any prejudice to TCC or other interested persons that may be caused by the requested amendment can be addressed by an extension to the time period for TCC’s Answer and for interventions.

Accordingly, the additional argument submitted by DiversityCanada/NPF will be added to the public record of the proceeding.  TCC will have 30 days from the date of this letter to file its Answer to the amended application with the Commission.  Any interested person may intervene in the proceeding within this same timeframe (i.e., by 19 October 2015).  DiversityCanada/NPF may file a Reply within 10 days of this Answer/Intervention deadline.

A copy of this letter and any related correspondence will be added to the publicly accessible record for this proceeding.


Adam Balkovec 
Legal Counsel


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